Battle Royale – Two Disc Special Edition

December 12, 2004

A group of 40-or-so school kids are packed off, against their will, to a remote island with a heavy arsenal of weapons, with the only way off the island is to kill all their mates. You’d be forgiven in thinking that this was the pitch for the next... 

Bloody Territories

December 12, 2004

Like the old saying goes, those who live by the sword die by the sword; so do the gangsters who populate Yasuharu Hasebe’s Bloody Territories (1969). It is one of those colourful Japanese gangster (a.k.a. Yakuza) films where the plot revolves around... 

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

December 11, 2003

Stray Cat: Sex Hunter (1970) is the third installment in a wild series of cult films that play out like the Japanese version of Jack Hill’s exploitation movie, Switchblade Sisters (1975). Sex Hunter is an unhinged trip complete with vintage ‘60s psychedelic...